Since As The World Turns debuted in April of 1956 there have been only five opening sequences. Five! That is incredible when you consider that both daytime and nighttime dramas, sitcoms and even sports shows change their openings as often as every new season.

So, when ATWT changed their title sequence earlier this year, a few fans were concerned. And some were downright not happy about the change. I thought it would be interesting to give you all a little background into the five major opening changes (there have been a few other minor changes). Let’s take a trip down Oakdale’s Memory Lane.